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#1 IntellivisionDude OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 4, 2012 3:41 PM

You guys are going to have an orgasm seeing the cart labels toward the beginning of the video. Battlestar Galactica Space Battle. :thumbsup:
I'm still watching the video as we speak.




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Posted Sat Feb 4, 2012 3:48 PM

There ya go. He said the NFL cartridge will be included free with every Master Component.

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Posted Sat Feb 4, 2012 3:55 PM

i think he repeatedly refers to 1979 in like the 4th person or something.

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Posted Sat Feb 4, 2012 4:15 PM

Cool video, i guess they lost the Battlestar Galactica licence. Aldo did you see 'Spelling fun?

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Posted Sat Feb 4, 2012 4:24 PM

Cool video, i guess they lost the Battlestar Galactica licence. Aldo did you see 'Spelling fun?


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Posted Sat Feb 4, 2012 5:07 PM

The Battlestar Galactica license totally fits with Space Battle: Cylon raiders, protect the mothership, squadrons of fighters, etc.


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Posted Sat Feb 4, 2012 5:49 PM

Very interesting!

That looks like a very early prototype of the keyboard component - since the cassette player is a big lump that is turned sideways (and the cassette player door looks totally fake when the guy opens it.) Also the computer displays look kind of fake too - they seem to appear at a variety of different resolutions. And I guess they hadn't gotten the "Jack LaLanne" license when they filmed this...

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Posted Sat Feb 4, 2012 5:52 PM

Very interesting!
Also the computer displays look kind of fake too - they seem to appear at a variety of different resolutions.
keyboard.gif


I was thinking the same thing. The font and resolution reminded me of the computer from the movie Alien, also from 1979.

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Posted Sat Feb 4, 2012 6:07 PM

Interesting!

That looks like a very early prototype of the keyboard component - since the cassette player is a big lump that is turned sideways (and the cassette player door looks totally fake when the guy opens it.)


Fake! The tape player doesn't even have any spindles to wind the tape with :lol:. Its door looks like its almost going to fall off as well.

Also the computer displays look kind of fake too - they seem to appear at a variety of different resolutions.


Agreed! They are not Inty native displays.

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Posted Sat Feb 4, 2012 6:28 PM

Very cool that someone saved this for all to see! As an aside, I have now adopted the suggested exercise plan as my own. It appears that I will be doing a lot of jumping jacks. :)

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Posted Sun Feb 5, 2012 2:46 PM

I've always wondered if the Keyboard component ever got released. I've never seen one in the wild.

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Posted Sun Feb 5, 2012 4:47 PM

It did, but Mattel bought them back, limiting the number remaining in the wild. Those who wanted to keep them were required to sign off releasing Mattel from any future support for the component.

Returned keyboard components got modified to allow programming at Mattel's INTV office.

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Posted Sun Feb 5, 2012 7:19 PM

That is so interesting!!!

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Posted Tue Feb 7, 2012 8:04 AM

Very interesting thanks :)

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Posted Tue Feb 7, 2012 12:00 PM

I like that Tom's favorite food was Beer on the food cartridge! Also, anyone else notice that baseball didn't say "Yer Out!" when they made an out?

Cool video ... thanks for the link!!!

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Posted Wed Feb 8, 2012 12:19 PM

Yeah, this tape is pretty cool. I've seen it before.

I noticed that the version of Football they showed on the TV was a little different than the more detailed demo later in the video. (Blue border vs. maroon.) Also, the version they showed the more detailed demo for has buggy horizontal scrolling. The final version's display looks a bit different.

Anyone else notice the fake "tape drive" around 2:55, including the lid that doesn't actually seem to be attached properly? (It wiggles a little when the "hand model" sets the lid down.) And yeah... that's totally Keyboard Component text up there. Riiiight. (The output of the real TMS9927 isn't nearly so good, and limited to white.)

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Posted Wed Feb 8, 2012 12:59 PM

You guys are going to have an orgasm seeing the cart labels toward the beginning of the video.


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Posted Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:24 PM

Very interesting video.
of couse all the keyboard component you see working there is absolutely fake, they weren't the real software developed;)

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Posted Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:38 PM

The late 70s/early 80s were really like the"Belle Epoque"/"Gilded Age" of the early XX century, where the optimism and excitement for what the future was going to bring us reached new heights. In one word... great video!

And now if Mattel would finally put their act together and deliver a proper Keyboard Component with a built-in Sony's blu-ray drive making the SonyVision 2.0.... :P

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Posted Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:55 AM

Very interesting video.
of couse all the keyboard component you see working there is absolutely fake, they weren't the real software developed;)


Does anybody have a video that shows the actual Keyboard Component software in action? I read the manuals and the product description and it is hard for me to imagine how such a device would have been effective in the 1970s, when video games and home computers were very much in their infancy. Yet it certainly sounds very ambitious and I'm curious to see how good it actually was.

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Edited by DZ-Jay, Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:56 AM.


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Posted Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:23 PM

You should find on youtube some videos of conversational french. Well it worked quite well indeed.
The software analyzed human voice comparing it, to correct the speaking.
If I have time I'll try to take some videos with my KC.

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Posted Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:43 PM

You should find on youtube some videos of conversational french. Well it worked quite well indeed.
The software analyzed human voice comparing it, to correct the speaking.
If I have time I'll try to take some videos with my KC.


You have a working Keyboard Component? What can I do to get written into your will? :)

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Posted Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:45 PM

You have a working Keyboard Component? What can I do to get written into your will? :)


I have one too, although I doubt the tape unit works.

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Posted Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:13 AM

Those computer screens are so fake! Did anybody actually fall for this con job back then?

Whoever has one of these should make some videos and post on YouTube. That would be really cool to see.

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Posted Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:25 AM


You have a working Keyboard Component? What can I do to get written into your will? :)


I have one too, although I doubt the tape unit works.


Wonders out loud at what Joe would want for his Keyboard Component......hmmmmmm. :ponder: :cool:




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